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EMDR and Eye Movement Therapies Masterclass
28th November 2020 @ 08:00 - 29th November 2020 @ 17:00 EETEUR350
Eye movement therapies have been in existence for about 20 years. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), originally developed by Francine Shapiro, has proved to be a very powerful therapeutic intervention to help people affected by trauma.
It is approved by NICE in the UK for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We now find that it can have a much wider application, and we also know that other forms of bilateral stimulation, eg audio or kinaesthetic, can be effective. Therefore the content of this course will address not only EMDR, but will also look at Eye Movement Integration Therapy (“EMI”) and Eye Movement Techniques (“EMT”) to give you a wide range of skills in this area.
The ICH offered training in eye movement therapies for the first time in 2007 and it proved to be extremely popular. Those of you who have looked for training in EMDR will have found that it is closely protected by a self-appointed organisation which will only allow training to be given to people with formal mental health qualifications.
There have been a large number of clinical studies which demonstrate the effectiveness of EMDR and, while it was first developed for use with PTSD and severe anxiety, it is now being used more widely. As a therapy, it fits well with hypnotherapy, not least because it addresses similar issues and is also a relatively rapid form of therapy. All hypnotherapists should be familiar with eye movement therapies as, undoubtedly, they will be referred to more in the press and clients may ask about them.IEMT